Three factors that might be inhibiting your desire to stay fit during lockdown.

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COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, inside out, and all around. More than ever, we are challenged to find innovative ways to stay healthy during these unprecedented times. Social distancing has become the new norm, and because of it, maintaining the motivation to continue your routine daily exercises to stay healthy has become quite a struggle. Here are three reasons or contributing factors why you may be losing motivation while on lockdown and how you can break free from being unmotivated.


Feelings of isolation can occur even if you are currently quarantining with a partner, or with your family. We are social creatures by nature (yes, even us introverts), and a lack of or diminished social interactions can, for many of us, lead to a greater sense of social isolation – something that can negatively affect your ability to get and stay motivated.


Like many of us, you probably watch more television – either to stay up-to-date with the news or be distracted by it. An over-saturation of negative information can trigger feelings of anxiety. Many of us are feeling anxious about the pandemic, especially when it comes to maintaining our lifestyles, families, and a sense of well-being. These anxious feelings can be direct contributors to you losing motivation to stay healthy while on lockdown.

Sensory Deprivation

Just like feeling isolated, sensory deprivation or being deprived of stimulation can cause you to lose motivation. Day in and day out, being at home with the same people in the same surroundings can lead to feeling like you’re stuck in the movie Groundhog Day –repeating the same day over and over again. When it comes to wellness and fitness, perhaps you benefited and thrived from the structure of a socially interactive environment like the gym? Unfortunately, because of social distancing and various other local regulations, many of us no longer have that option. In light of this, it can be challenging to stay inspired or motivated to begin or continue your routine exercise regimen to stay healthy.

What You Can Do

Wondering what you can do to regain motivation so you can continue to stay healthy while staying safe despite being on lockdown? Well, that’s where we are here to help. The Squatz app has fully embraced the new normal and offers you a seamless way to stay fit and stay healthy -all while staying safe. Our on-demand platform connects professional trainers and trainees in real-time, in-person, or virtually. We believe these connections are the key to finding inspiration and staying motivated. Now, you can exercise your way, anytime, anywhere, with no restrictions by using our Squatz.

How Squatz Can Help

There are several ways you can use the Squatz app. You can train at home virtually with our built-in virtual video training, or connect with a local trainer for private, one-to-one sessions – for you or a small group of friends. Booking a scheduled session with a trainer has never been more seamless than using the Squatz app as you can choose a schedule that is convenient for you. You can also search for and join small groups to train with, anywhere, and on-demand (while it’s warm outside, we recommend somewhere outside, like a park, to maintain safe distancing). For professional coaches, our app will help you stay connected with your clients while providing you a way to discover new ones.

Ready to get started? Stay healthy and stay motivated while staying safe on your terms by using the Squatz app today. Visit us at and start training – on your terms.

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